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Happy Birthday Guruji
There are milesAnd milesOf SmilesJust because Of your smile.May you touch A billion souls moreAnd bless themWith the art Of livingAnd the artOf loving galore.
In a dayHours 24In the hourMinutes 60In the minuteSeconds 60In the secondMilliseconds…In the millisecond,The moment.Make each moment special.It is a choice.You are gifted With 86400000 milliseconds ToSmile sweetly,Sing soulfully, Serve selflessly, Seek sanctity,Speak softly.Stay special.Let go the ordinary.Just today,Choose special.Good Morning.
Our time is limited,Our past can’t be edited,Our future isn’t alwaysWishfully scripted.Figures in banks and Figures in the mirror,Represent nothing but Impermanence, mere.Niether saves us,From an earthquake sudden-All dreams and domes crash,Beauties mutilate,Money doesn’t reach Beneath the debris.All great and small here-Lie buried, breathlessUnder one tremor,So unexpected, so sheer.
Revisiting wounds,Recalling memories,Brings regrets.More often than not,The mind whines,The heart pines.Unstick the mind,From that spot.Un-tether the heart,From that rot.There’s limited time,That you’ve got.Look forward,Look upward,Choose to move beyond,Remind yourself,Everything is temporaryOn Life’s playground.
The Quality of the Prayer
Is it Thankful? Desperate? Earnest? Complaining?Tearful?Mindful?Surrendering?Neutral?Soulful?Heavy?Light?Radiant?Peaceful?What is the qualityOf the prayer?
The only thing,Worth having is laughter,Have a laugh.The only thing, Worth keeping is fitness,Keep healthy.The only thing,Worth losing is worry,Lose your worries,May you never find them.The only thing worthGiving up is fear,Let it go…Live in hope.Make your day Good!
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Daily connect with the best version of yourself.Meditate and go deep within the ocean of your energy and find the pearl of wisdom and wit.Meditate and reach out to the highest potential of yourself and conduct yourself with grit and dignity.Meditate and maintain your balance and your best,Forego, forget the rest.Be here and now.
Dark coffee, light moments
Not all days are a sunny carrot-orange. On such days, Coffee with cream Fixes the heart that is too full And has to stop feeling, And the mind is too still, And has to start thinking. On such pale days, I prefer coffee with cream. The aroma and the warmth Quietly work their way ThroughContinue reading “Dark coffee, light moments”
Good Morning, Good Day!
As you seek your purpose,May your path be clear.As you seek your health,May the healer be here.As you seek more wisdom,May the preacher reach near.May all that you seek,Seek you too.May you have a day full of mutual moments.
Be present now.As if No future awaits.Learn new now.As if No second chance avails.Smile and laugh nowAs ifNo joy forever stays.Accept others nowAs ifNo one meets again.Calmly breathe in nowAs ifNo guarantee Of the next breath prevails.Live now,Love now,Let go now.
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Happy Birthday Sister!
Sisters are so precious,Indeed a lifetime gift,They support and help you,Whenever you falter or fall,With their helpBack to your balanceYou shift,They help you lift.You have been the bestWith you I have wovenA lifetime of delights:Outings,feastings, And arguments;All we did we loved and let go the rest.You brought lightTo our livesRumjhum is our pride,Your smile sheContinue reading “Happy Birthday Sister!”
May only blessings Reach you, May you be protected From any negativityOr anxiety reaching you.May only the best wishes And healing, empoweringThoughts and wishesReach you today and Always🌸
Thoughts rushHelter skelterIn my mind.Some momentsThey remindSome memoriesThey rewind.The only wisdom isIn being kind.A little sweetnessIn words and deeds,With love does Hearts and souls Forever bind.***🍭🍭🍭🍭🍭🍭🍭🍭🍭🍭🍭Being kind is being sweet.Have a sweet year ahead.🍭🍭🍭🍭🌸🍭🍭🍭🍭🍭🌸🍭🍭
Don’t live your life bitterly.Lead your life sweetly.Wishing you sweetness,Happy Makar Sankranti
Trust.The only thing worth having, Towards God.Trust God.Trust.The only thing worth winning, From others.Win trust of others.Trust.The only thing worth holding onto,In life.Trust your journey.Trust.The only thing worth believing in,Oneself.Trust your capabilities. Trust those who truly care and stand by you through thick and thin.
May your thoughtsFly high, Dare to imagine,While your wordsStay rooted, Committed to truth,And be transformedInto proud, noteworthy accomplishments.May you adhere to values,While you soar higher,With vigor and rigor.May your choicesBring the very best,As you move into 2023,With zeal and zest.
A new start
Adversities are inescapable but resilience and patience see you through. What 2022 brought or what it took away, is the past.Few moments today decide how you’ll spend December, reflecting on your newfound strengths or your self-realised wisdom.May each day bring more power to you. More wisdom to you. More hope to you. May more ofContinue reading “A new start”
Keep thoughts simple
Today, make it a point to keep thoughts simple or creative. Focus on learning something new. Try not to indulge in analysing situations and people. Keep life simple. Enjoy the good weather, aspire for an attainable goal and set it for self-improvement, read on a totally new topic, increase creative activities and enjoy positivity.For theContinue reading “Keep thoughts simple”
Thank you dearest Mother Earth
This Thanksgiving, Thank Our Planet Raise your awareness. You can’t love fish and litter the fresh water river,Or throw plastic rubbish on a beach,Or toss Coke cans in the sea.Be mindful please.Live honestly. You can’t love music And honk unnecessarily:Noise creates stress,Don’t forget so easily.Be mindful please.Think deeply. You can’t claim to love birds andContinue reading “Thank you dearest Mother Earth”
That bottle of half-drunk water, Some sipped, Some saved For later, So like our wishes,Some pursued, Some hidden, Just to be mused.
52nd National Day of Oman
Oman, the land of peace.Oman, the land of beauty.Oman, the land of wisdom.Oman, the stretch of oceans.Oman, the home of mountains.Oman, the address Of an aquamarine oasis.Oman, the essence Of silence and quietude.Oman, the beautyOf grace and gratitude.Oman, Where whispersOf the waves,Create music In every heart,Oman, A glimpse of paradise,Oman,A class apart.
Mountains of Muscat
Today there is a rare And unusual clarityIn the skies and one can see The faint outline Of the highest peak. May our minds Always have such clarityAnd may we be grantedAnd blessed such visions That guide us Into the unknown With calmness And divine sublimity.Good Morning World!
Happy Children’s day India!
A poem for kids: ‘My Train Journey’ ‘My Train Journey’ My train journeyWas just lovely,I met kidsWho were funny,We laughed a lot At each station Hot snacks we bought.Chhuk chhukChhuk chhukChug chugChug chugWent the train,The rhythm feltLike a refrain.I know not whenA thug cameA thief he was,Who stole a packOf my croissant plain;I thought toContinue reading “Happy Children’s day India!”
Nothing is truer
Nothing is truerNothing is truer,Than the truthThat we stop ourselvesFrom doing more And doing better.Nothing is truer,Than the truthThat we fear Our own light,Our own power.Nothing is truerThan the truthThat we think smallAnd dream smaller,And do the smallest.Nothing is truerThan the truthThat we abandonedA great idea within,For fear of failure,And gave up,Instead of taking AContinue reading “Nothing is truer”
Into November,We stumble,October’s over End of 2022’s in sight,So let’s reflect onThe wishes we lostSaying, I ‘may’ and ‘might’.Let’s make up our mind,Life doesn’t comeWith a button to rewind,To yourself do remind,Don’t mull too long,Write your story,Hum your song.
Say it,Feel the release.Hesitation is good,It guides us instinctively,We think well,We ‘maybe’ and ‘could’.But, don’t let an ideaOriginal and creative,Be lost, left unsaid.Today, reflect quietly,Reframe, reword If you may,But let it out- Just say!
Round the corner
You may feel low,You may have had a blow,But dwell in hope,You’ll surely cope,Just round the corner,There’s dawn again and light,There’s sweet delight.Diwali’s the highlight.Declutter and decorate,Goodness let’s opt forEach and everyday, Kindness let’s celebrate.In each and every way.Diwali is a festivalOf lighting diyas,To drive away darkness,Not just of the Amaavas,But also the despairAnd focusContinue reading “Round the corner”
I wish youPleasant moments More than just a few.I wish youA lovely surprise,So you feel all ‘oooh’!I wish you Awesome memory-making Dashed with laughter too.Go, get your chaiOr go coffee brew,Greet the lovely dayAhead of you, All fresh and new!
HAPPY OMANI WOMEN’S DAY
Happy Women’s Day!We celebrate being us,We balance rules, That are just,We draw the boundaries,With mutual trust.May a lady never be Too eager to please,Or forced to live In dread or fear,Cry alone or hide a tear.It’s 2022,She’s talented too;Free to choose, What to do.It fills the heart With hope and joyTo see Omani womenIn everyContinue reading “HAPPY OMANI WOMEN’S DAY”
Completing 49 years
Is aging chronological Or spiral?Aging is random,In moments few,Our mental age grew.Is aging greyingOr growing?It is both for some,Making use of this privilege is true understanding.Is aging resting Your case,Or resisting?Aging is building a caseSingular, exceptional and then resting:For posterity, be inspiring.Is aging sweetening Or embittering?Aging is a little of all,Like so many shades OfContinue reading “Completing 49 years”
You rule our hearts naturally, You are our dearly, You smile so graciously, You breathe so gently, You speak so softly, You move so delicately, You are our Princess lovely, Each day may you live happily, In every way remain blessed lovingly, Now and for multiple decades to come, You remain our precious, niece, ourContinue reading “Happy Birthday!”
Days pass byLife goes on.What seems most important now, in retrospect, may or may not be of that much essence, that much consequence. For every ‘most important thing’ there is an option.Train your mind to dwell on Option B as seriously as Option A.Musts and shoulds also need to be let gone.Every moment is aContinue reading “Daily”
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First day of October
First day gone,Will October bringA joyful song to sing?First day gone,Will October bringA new friend to ping?First day gone,Will October bringA reason to keep smiling?
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The usual understanding of surrender is feeling desperate, feeling helpless and giving up, and turning to a higher/superior power for resolution/help/ support/miracle.To a great extent, this understanding of surrender is true for all of us.But one can go deeper and understand that real and total surrender are at a different level.After putting in every possibleContinue reading “Understanding Surrender”
These festive timesCalled Navratri,The nine days signify,The many ways,We symbolise and glorify,The energy and strengths,Of the Feminine.Goddess in her Avatars,Worshipped for her Virtues and kindness,With gulaal and flowers.We pray earnestlyTo this Mother Divine,May she bless us all, and protect us all.We seek her forgiveness,Her favours and grace,As we sing and dance,In her glory and praise,AndContinue reading “Navratri”
Work calmly,Communicate clearly,Smile widely,Listen keenly,Support others sincerely,Learn quietly,Speak truthfully.Be your best version,Love your profession!
For some of us
For some of usFrom this day, today,This world will never be The same again.A few words unsaid,A few tears unshed,Will forever remain.For some of us now on,A hollow feeling,An emptiness,A sense of loss,A long, quiet silence,Will forever remain.This world will never be The same again.To those ‘some of us’Whose hearts have broken,I say, let usContinue reading “For some of us”
Make today awesome
Today,in all you do,Add a little bit Of glitter,Add a little bit Of glamour,Add a little bit Of grit.In every act today,Be the hand of God,And however mundane Be your task,It’s upto you To add a little zestAnd make better or best.Life is a short trip,Whatever you do,Do it whole heartedly,Like an act of worship.
What someone said, hurt.It mattered, it hurt.Its over.Focus not what they said,But how you felt.How you feel determines your emotional well being.So choose to be emotionally resilient by being flexible. Everytime you hurt, make a conscious move to come out of that experience. You may start singing or reading a joke and laughing or simplyContinue reading “What matters”
Adieu, Dear Queen
Seventy yearsOf Queening,Through The terrific,The tumultuous, And the tragic.Choosing GraceAnd trusting God,She rose to the call of duty,An epitome of eleganceWho redefined monarchy.May her soul rest In eternal peace,As we bid adieu,And deeply condole Her kith and kin,How do we get used to,Of Great Britain, Sans the Queen?
Have a better day than yesterday!
Choose well.Choose Silence not arguing.Choose Hope not worrying.Choose Activities not idling.ChooseLearning not lazing.Choose better,Right now,Not later! Choose better today
Happy Teacher’s Day
Should I thank you Life,For what you have taught me? It is irreversible and unforgettable. You give no second chanceThere is no timeFor a backward glance.You have set The toughest lessons And sudden twists And unexpected turns And all this On slippery and steep pathways,With no promises of getaways.You give no hint Of the nextContinue reading “Happy Teacher’s Day”
Today and everydayAs we pray,For our near and dear,Let us includeAnd pray tooFor all humansFar and distant,Who are in pain,And may respite gain.May they heal for sure,Let’s wish all will cure,From our heart,Prayerful, kind and pure.Good Morning!May you hold Gratitude for all You are blessed with.
Jai Ganesh Deva
Lord Ganesha you lead Our beginnings,Make our path Obstacle-free,Your names are thousand,Ekdant, AniketVignesh or Vinayak,You love laadoo and modakAnd ride the mushak,We bow unto you and seekProtection and good luck.You are our beloved,Our most worshipped,To you we belong,Bless us to chooseRight over wrong.Make our Vivek-buddhi Sharp and strong,As every step we take,Our path problem-freeWe prayContinue reading “Jai Ganesh Deva”